The fateful part of the wedding planning is the choice of the dreamy venue that must embrace in the best way each need of the couple.
We have been working in destination weddings since 1996 and we have a perfect knowledge of the Tuscan Villas.
Our portfolio is updated every day to give to our customers the opportunity to find “the Venue!”.
During this long experience, we have been able to select the best venues, following these criterias:
- the great beauty of the outdoor spaces;
- the refined interiors;
- the capacity in case of rain;
- the possibility to have accommodation on site;
- the authorization to held civil ceremonies.
These factors are not so easy to find in each place.
The Wedding Planner Aim is to suggest places that are not only beautiful to see but also functional:
where organize weddings is a pleasure, places that are easily to be reached for guests and also for vendors.
We have also to consider as a plus the good relationship with the owners: if they entrust the Wedding Planner because they know how the planner and the team work, everything will go fluently.
THE DREAMY VENUE IS…
At the top of “the best venues” according to our experience, we have Villa Grabau where we have organized many weddings during last years.
It is a stunning Historical Building, part of a wide Estate, 7 km far from Lucca centre.
It is easy to be reached because it is far only 40min by car from Pisa Airport, and 1 hour from Florence Airport.
We really love this estate because it offers perfectly maintained green spaces, elegant atmosphere inside the main villa but at the same time, the Limonaia (the greenhouse) is the perfect background for a country wedding if you are dreaming a Tuscan alfresco dinner.
Villa Grabau is the expression of the Opulent Italian Way of Life of the Renaissance.
Nowadays, visiting the park and the interiors, you can fell all this energy falling in love for it.
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ESTATE
- Highlights of this Wedding Venue are a lot.
- It boasts a secret garden, a sort of green theatre where you can have the civil ceremony;
- In case of rain you can host the aperitif inside the Main Villa and the dinner inside the Limonaia;
- Caterers are happy to work there because they have at their disposal a big space for the kitchen and direct access for their vans;
- The Venue can be reached easily by the gues with a taxi from the city centre or with their car, there is a big parking inside the gate of the Estate;
- Accommodation on site.
ACCOMMODATION ON SITE
We would like to spend some words about this last point because is the one that make Villa Grabau perfect for wedding weekends.
The Estate as 3 detached Villas that are rentable weekly, they can host in total up to 24 people and boast 2 pools and space to dining al fresco during the day before the wedding.
These Villas are furnished in perfect Tuscan Style, they are perfect to accommodate the intimate family of Bride and Groom.
Sometimes the weekly rental doesn’t fit with the couple needs that would like to spend only 3 nights in the Wedding Destination.
One year ago, the owners of the Estate, have restored a Casolare just some steps outside the main gate.
We love this building! The orange façade, the new pool outside and the grey doors!
A truly refined ambience. This Casolare is named “Arancera” and it has several rooms that can be rented without a minimum stay.
This could be the perfect accommodation solution for the rest part of the guests or for intimates too.
Finally, we can say that the reason because we suggest this Venue to our couples is that the Estate has a big variety of spaces and can offers different solutions also in terms of accommodation.
Keep in Contact with us if you would like to know availabilities of the Venue for the current or the next Wedding Season!
We will be glad to guide you throughout the Estate to show you spaces and think together about the layout of your event.
Send us an email and we will be glad to know more about your destination wedding in Tuscany !
Simona , Benedetta and Elena